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Apparatus and method for performing process hazard analysis
A software application implementable on a computer system for performing process hazard analysis. The process has a plurality of nodes with equipment, and...
Method for checking the completeness and consistency of an information
To simplify the creation and handling of an information library which is associated with a number of modules from which a device is put together in accordance...
Use of sequential nearest neighbor clustering for instance selection in
machine condition monitoring
A method is provided for selecting a representative set of training data for training a statistical model in a machine condition monitoring system. The method...
Computer-aided progressive die design system and method
According to one embodiment of the invention, a computerized method for designing a progressive die used in the manufacturing of a part formed from sheet metal...
Method and system for atrial fibrillation analysis, characterization, and
A method and system for atrial fibrillation analysis, characterization, and mapping is disclosed. A finite element model (FEM) representing a physical structure...
Method for optical transmission of a polarization division multiplexed
The polarization-multiplexed signal contains two data signals that are orthogonally polarized in relation to one another. Their carrier signals are derived from...
Apparatus and method for generating an optical single sideband signal
A single sideband signal is generated from an input optical signal. An optical phase modulator performs optical phase modulation on the input optical signal in...
System and method for fast multimodal registration by least squares
A method for multimodal image registration includes providing a pair of images acquired from differing imaging modalities, defining an intensity correction...
Unified visual measurement of blur and noise distortions in digital images
A system and method are provided for unified visual measurement of blur and noise distortions in digital image data, the system including a processor, an input...
Automatic determination of the standard cardiac views from volumetric data
A system and method for automatically determining the standard cardiac image views as defined by the American Heart Association from volumetric data of the chest...
System and method for vascular segmentation by Monte-Carlo sampling
A method of segmenting tubular structures in digital images includes selecting a point in an image of a tubular object to be segmented, defining an initial state...
Diffusion distance for histogram comparison
A new measure to compare histogram-based descriptors, a diffusion distance, is disclosed. The difference between two histograms is defined to be a temperature...
Method for automatically determining the position and orientation of the
left ventricle in 3D image data...
A method is disclosed for automatically determining the position and orientation of the left ventricle and/or adjacent regions in 3D image data records of the...
System and method for 3D visualization of lung perfusion or density and
statistical analysis thereof
A system and method for 3D visualization of a pair of lungs are provided. The method comprises: segmenting image data of the pair of lungs and lung parenchyma;...
Systems and methods for computer aided detection of spinal curvature using
images and angle measurements
A method for providing automatic detection of curvature of a spine and computation of specific angles in images of the spine includes automatically displaying...
System and method for automatically registering three dimensional cardiac
images with electro-anatomical...
A system and method for automatically registering a three dimensional (3D) pre-operative image of an anatomical structure with intra-operative ...
Method for processing available time/phase-dependent primary data sets of
a computer tomograph of a displaced...
A method and a device are disclosed for processing available time/phase-dependent primary data sets of a computer tomography of a displaced object, preferably a...
Method for verifying telephone call back information for return calls
which are initiated via the internet
According to the inventive method, call back information is transmitted to a telephone network via an internet terminal using a click-to-dial service. In order...
Data sink/data source, data transmission device and data terminal device
for a circuit-switched and...
The present invention is directed toward, a data sink/data source data transmission device and data terminal device for a circuit-switched and packet-switched...
Volume rendering processing distribution in a graphics processing unit
An intersection of a cut plane with a proxy geometry representing a scan volume is determined with a processor. The intersection is simplified, such as...
Apparatus for providing drive-off security in a motor vehicle environment
and a motor vehicle being provided...
An apparatus is arranged for providing drive-off security in a motor vehicle environment through blocking one or more vehicle engine system sub-functions, such...
Control unit and control device comprising the control unit
A control device includes a control unit and an evaluation unit that is configured to generate a control signal by which the control unit is impinged upon. The...
Connection device for connecting electronics of a head coil arranged on a
patient support to a connector...
A connection device is provided for connecting electronics of a head coil arranged on a patient support to a connector location provided on the patient support,...
Shim for imaging magnets
An arrangement for producing an imaging region of increased maximum radial diameter in a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, comprising a solenoidal magnet...
Switching device for bi-directionally equalizing charge between energy
accumulators and corresponding methods
A switching device for bi-directionally equalizing charge between energy accumulators, particularly between capacitive energy accumulators in a motor vehicle...
Electric machine with coolant guiding channel and corresponding cooling
The aim of the invention is to optimise cooling electric machines. As a result, a coolant channel (7) is disposed around the cylindrically-shaped magnet...
Method for determining suitability of various contrast agents for the
imaging examination of the patient and...
A method is for determining suitability of various contrast agents for the imaging examination of the. In this case, a tissue sample is taken from the patient,...
Liquid permeable composition in dry reagent devices
A device for detecting an analyte in a fluid sample includes a liquid permeable composition for making a physical separation between compositions of the sample...
Aerated anoxic membrane bioreactor
A process for treating biological oxygen demand (BOD), nitrogen and phosphorus containing wastewater, wherein the process includes providing wastewater influent...
Targeted contrast agent imaging with medical diagnostic ultrasound
Contrast agent enhanced medical diagnostic imaging is provided. Substantially stationary or bound contrast agents are detected. By tracking relative motion...
Medical diagnostic ultrasound transducer system for harmonics
A medical diagnostic ultrasound transducer system has at least a first and a second set of transducer layers of an element. Each set has one or more transducer...
Measuring device, especially temperature measuring transducer
The invention relates to a measuring device, in particular a temperature measuring transducer, comprising an electrical resistor, which alters its value based on...
A lifting device adjusts the height of a top part relative to a base part for a patient couch. The lifting device includes an elevator mechanism and a drive unit...
Method for determining a parameter characteristic of the fatigue state of
A method for determining an approximate value for a parameter characteristic of the fatigue state of a component as a result of a time-varying stress to which it...
Interface module apparatus for an electrical machine, for calculating the
life of a bearing
An electric motor is equipped with an interface module, which is used to calculate the remaining service life of a bearing. The interface module can be...
Basic block for mounting of installation devices
Granting access to a computer-based object
Disclosed is a memory card comprising a program code processor for granting access to a computer-based object, at least one public and private key that is...
Online document clustering using TFIDF and predefined time windows
Documents from a data stream are clustered by first generating a feature vector for each document. A set of cluster centroids (e.g., feature vectors of their...
Method of registering pre-operative high field closed magnetic resonance
images with intra-operative low field...
A system and method for registering pre-operative magnetic resonance (MR) images with intra-operative MR images is disclosed. A pre-operative MR image of an...
Patient data mining for lung cancer screening
A system and method for lung cancer screening is provided. The system includes a database including structured patient information for a patient population and a...
Radio frequency planning with consideration of inter-building effects
A method includes providing a first set of location data using a first coordinate system that corresponds to a first building and a second set of location data...
Automatic nodule measurements
A method for automatically estimating a measure of a nodule includes providing sliced image volume data comprising at least one marked position of the nodule,...
Method for tracking blood vessels
A method for tracking images of a blood vessel wherein user indication of the source and terminus of an image of the blood vessel is provided and the Dijkstra...
Fissure detection methods for lung lobe segmentation
A fissure detection method for lung lobe segmentation in 3D image data is disclosed. In this method, 3D lung image data is filtered using one or more filters...
System and method for coronary artery segmentation of cardiac CT volumes
A method for segmenting coronary vessels in digitized cardiac images includes providing a digitized cardiac image, providing a seed point in the image, selecting...
System and method for automatic segmentation of vessels in breast MR
A method for segmenting digitized images includes providing a digitized image, selecting a point with a median enhancement greater than a predefined threshold,...
Method and system for guided two dimensional colon screening
A method and system for guiding imaging reading for colon screening includes scrolling through a succession of two dimensional (2D) cross-sectional images of a...
Accelerated texture-based fusion renderer
An exemplary method of combining two images to form a fused image is provided. A hierarchical structure for each of a plurality of volumes is built. All blocks...
Validation scheme for composing magnetic resonance images (MRI)
Method and apparatus for determining the quality of alignment of a pair of volumes of data of medical images is disclosed. The method for validating the...
Automatic optimal view determination for cardiac acquisitions
A method, system, and apparatus of determining optimal viewing planes for cardiac image acquisition, wherein the method includes acquiring a set of sagittal,...